We're pleased to announce, thanks to Remote HD, the 1st gen Apple TV is now able to act as an AirPlay compatible device! With Remote HD installed all the amazing features of AirPlay for the new black Apple TV are now available on the original silver models.

What can I stream?

Update: Devices running iOS 7 and later will only be capable of streaming audio to the 1st gen Apple TV.

  • Video, YouTube, video podcasts, and photos from iOS devices.
  • Video, and video podcasts from iTunes.
  • Video from other 3rd party apps if your iOS devices is modified to do so.
  • Update 4/14/11 - Audio streaming is now supported

How does it work?

  1. Install aTV Flash (silver)
  2. Download Remote HD purchase it here [iTunes link].
  3. Install the Remote HD helper on your Apple TV through the Maintenance --> Install Extras menu.
  4. Restart your Apple TV
  5. Connect to your Apple TV with Remote HD - the Apple TV will now be recognized in all AirPlay compatible applications.

Comments

Submitted by Remote HD Support on January 6, 2011 - 3:01am

Now that you have Remote HD plugin setup correctly and connected at-least once to your AppleTV using Remote HD, the AirPlay functionality in your AppleTV must be activated.

To use the new AirPlay functionality close Remote HD on your iPhone, open youtube app, play a video and start streaming it to your AppleTV.

Submitted by Remote HD Support on January 6, 2011 - 3:05am

On the iPhone/iPad side, AirPlay support was added in iOS 4.2.1 so you need iOS 4.2.1+ for AirPlay to work.

Submitted by dicx.2139 on January 6, 2011 - 5:02am

Tried streaming Toy Story 3 and Despicable me, the screen goes black to the timeline but then just reboots the ATV to the menu.

Submitted by Anon on January 6, 2011 - 5:07am

Is it possible do use airplay with iFile?
As fare as i remamber iFile is able to play mp4 movies. Can it also stream mp4 to the aTV?

Submitted by zarak on January 6, 2011 - 6:15am

You need to install ATV Flash on the Apple TV.   

Submitted by Anon on January 6, 2011 - 7:53am

Can this be used with Browser or Firefox?
How dose one enter a tab character in this app?

Submitted by Anon on January 6, 2011 - 7:58am

Although you only need iOS3.x for basic functioning. Seems you need 4.x for the AirPlay function (I kept getting errors, then checked RemoteHD site (wish I could recall where) you'll also need iTunes 10.1x. for video streaming. (This MAY be a prerequisite for iOS4x anyway)

Submitted by james on January 6, 2011 - 8:03am

Which version of aTV Flash are you running? You can check the version on the AppleTV in the Maintenance --> About menu.

Submitted by james on January 6, 2011 - 8:06am

This may be related to iTunes DRM. You will want to check and ensure the correct iTunes login information is entered in the Settings --> General --> iTunes Store menu.

Submitted by james on January 6, 2011 - 8:07am

Are you upgrading from a previous version of Remote HD? If so, you may try removing Remote HD first (highlight Remote HD and press the right arrow button) and reinstalling.

Submitted by Anon on January 6, 2011 - 9:35am

Thanks James - Removing Remote HD and then reinstalling did the trick- now enjoying the benefits of airplay on my original atv - looking forward to being able to stream audio from my ipod sometime in the future - keep up the good work

Submitted by judge404 on January 6, 2011 - 10:15am

I'd also like this VERY much! For many ATV1 owners who have bought ATV2 it would simplify network issues greatly - AND obviate the need for an 'always on' iTunes solution (although I understand that ATVFlash Black will sort this out when it's ready). It will let us get more legs out of our older ATV1's - which I still love with all my heart Smile

Submitted by judge404 on January 6, 2011 - 10:17am

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Submitted by Anon on January 6, 2011 - 11:23am

No.. that doesn't work. When I run remote HD i get (on my iPad) the same video that the TV is geting from the atv1.

RemoteHD replaces the TV set and the remote control.with my iPad

When I try to send anything from the iPad to the atv1 nothing happens.

When i press remotehd on the atv1 I get their webstie on the TV screen.

Maybe I misunderstood but I thought remoteHD would play video from the iPad through the atv1 to the TV screen. I seem to be getting the reverse.

I turned the TV off and just used the iPad to control the atv1 and selected a video to play from the atv1. It played on the iPad but was more like a slide show than a video

Submitted by Anon on January 6, 2011 - 12:54pm

What version of Remote HD are people running on their ATV's who got Airplay working ?

I am running Remote HD 4.1.8 on ATV Flash 4.0.3. and can connect to my ATV through the Remote HD App on my Ipad (IOS 4.1.2), but the Airplay button/option doesn't show up in any video I play on my Ipad.

Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

Thanks.

Dan

Submitted by james on January 6, 2011 - 2:18pm

You'll need to update the Maintenance item through the Maintenance --> Manage Plugins menu, then the new version of Remote HD should be visible.

Submitted by Anon on January 6, 2011 - 2:43pm

Thanks, got it working with the Ipad.

Can you use Airplay to stream to ATV from my PC ?

If so, how would I go about doing this.

Thanks

Submitted by Anon on January 6, 2011 - 4:04pm

I wish I could stream videos from the Netflix app on my iPod Touch towards the Apple TV. I thought the app used the standard video player within iOS, but it doesn't seem so because I can't find any Airplay button inside the Netflix app (while with YouTube it all works beautifully). Any hint?...

Submitted by pmcd on January 6, 2011 - 4:30pm

Hmm ... I have version 4.2.8 installed on my ATV and I can't even see an AirPlay option. Does the ATV have to have the wireless card in it? I can see it from my Mac Mini ( that is I get the Airplay option in iTunes for videos) but that defeats the purpose. From my iPad it won't work for picture or YouTube or Video.app.

 

philip

 

Edit: It does work! I had to scroll down in the list of ATV's. Amazing ...

Submitted by pmcd on January 6, 2011 - 4:31pm

I installed version 4.2.8 on my ATV. I get the AirPlay option from my Mac's on the network, but not from playing anything on my iPad. I can AirPlay to my ATV-2G's from the iPad and they are the only AppleTV's to show up. Is there anything other than RemoteHD Helper 4.2.8 that has to be installed on the ATV? I can connect just fine using the RemoteHD app on my iPad. That's pretty neat, but AirPlay isn't working. I have rebooted the ATV. Am running 3.02 on the ATV ( whatever the last version was). 

 

philip

Edit: It does work! I had to scroll down in the list of ATV's. Amazing ...

Submitted by fdnl13 on January 6, 2011 - 5:21pm

I wish Apple worked as hard as you guys to please their customers!  :)

So I've got it working, but only on YouTube videos.  Any suggestions on how to make it work with everything else?

Submitted by Anon on January 6, 2011 - 6:39pm

I followed directions exactly as you have them.
And I still get the following

"Remote Helper running on your Apple TV is too old."
New Features will not work properly until you upgrade.

(I THOUGHT this might really be because, I was running an older version of iTunes & iOS,
so I upgraded those today, only to continue to get the same message.

PLEASE ADVISE

Submitted by zx6r99 on January 6, 2011 - 6:45pm

I would buy another Apple TV 2G and then jailbreak it.  Looks like i am going to install full leopard on the Old Apple TV as a media server dont want to have to leave my computer open.  Also cant see spending the $40 on the ATV Flash on the old one.  I have it on the 2G and love it but you have the netflix option on that one.  

Submitted by Anon on January 6, 2011 - 7:02pm

I had the same problem as you.

Followed James advice below:

You'll need to update the Maintenance item through the Maintenance --> Manage Plugins menu, then the new version of Remote HD should be visible.

I actually did it twice.

I first uninstalled the Remote HD Plugin on ATV completely, then reinstalled, then updated through Maintenance procedure as explained by James above, then updated Remote HD Pugin.

Your Remote HD plugin should be version 4.2.8. Then Airplay should work.

Hope this helps.

Submitted by Anon on January 6, 2011 - 7:06pm

Go to Maintenance -> Install Extras -> Remote HD should say update. Select to update and you should be fine!

Submitted by Anon on January 6, 2011 - 7:44pm

IT doesn't say update. It says Installed.

Submitted by Anon on January 6, 2011 - 7:59pm

EGADS -- wish that was way they described it earlier.

THINGS HAVE GONE FROM BAD TO WORSE.
For some reason, after doing that maintenance update. I totally lost my connection to my router ...

NOW I CANNOT EVEN CONNECT MY IPOD

Submitted by hypnos58 on January 7, 2011 - 5:08am

What video can I play on my apple tv-1 besides you tube. I have the correct file format on various clips that play on my iphone4 but they do not show the airplay option thus will not play on apple tv only you tube. Any thoughts. sorry about the duplication

Submitted by Anon on January 7, 2011 - 6:54am

This worked perfectly for me - thanks for the advice.

Submitted by Remote HD Support on January 7, 2011 - 11:36am

Yep. You can use iTunes (10.1.0+) on your PC to stream AppleTV compatible videos to your old AppleTV.

Submitted by nena621 on January 7, 2011 - 11:45am

I need some help. I bought and downloaded the Remote HD program for my iphone and tried to "install extras" but when i go in there its completely blank and then i get an error message, "error occurred, please press play to restart your apple tv. what should i do? Thank you in advance.

Submitted by Anon on January 7, 2011 - 2:19pm

"With Remote HD installed all the amazing features of AirPlay for the new black AppleTV are now available on the original silver models."

Not true...... there's no audio

adding "audio coming soon" below is a bit sly

Submitted by Anon on January 7, 2011 - 2:59pm

Wow. This is mad scientist stuff. Fired up You Tube on my iPhone and Air Play worked flawlessly to the old Apple TV. Controlling Firefox on the old Apply TV is much more intuitive and easy with this program than with Air Mouse. Then, the thing even controlled my Windows machine flawlessly.

Easily the single best remote application I have tried. And I have tried a lot.

Looking forward to the update and streaming via Air Play from audio apps like Rhapsody. Now, if only Apple would open up Air Play to all video . . .

Submitted by zx6r99 on January 7, 2011 - 5:04pm

Do you have ATV Flash installed on the old Apple TV?  If not it wont work.

Submitted by Anon on January 7, 2011 - 10:25pm

I can remote control the ATV, but Airplay doesn't show up in any app on my ipad. Tried the Maintnence -> Manage Plugins but it says Maintenance is up to date. Any suggestions?

Submitted by Anon on January 7, 2011 - 11:34pm

did you forget about the atv 2 Jailbreak for 4.1?
we are keenly waiting....

Submitted by craig150966 on January 8, 2011 - 6:53am

I have the latest version of Remote HD installed on Apple TV 1 but when I try to initiate an airplay from either my iPad or iPhone 4 I get a screen saying video is now playing on Apple TV, but it doesn't ! The main menu just shows. I have tried video files of various types and YouTube and nothing works.
Real shame
Just a point - why give all this fanfare and then not post full step by step instructions in how to install and operate?

Submitted by charanboya on January 8, 2011 - 9:51am

I get apple Logo and not the picture I Airplay..please help. I uninstalled remoteHD helper on AppleTV and re-instlled. Still no luck!

 

edit: Youtube videos play but the pictures from the camera roll dont work! I am not sure whatelse apart from Youtube is an option on airplay!

Submitted by Anon on January 8, 2011 - 10:24am

Found the right button to press and all is well on the iPad to atv1 route. Now the problem is to get apps like Safari, TWIT Live and hulu to suport it.

Submitted by alejandrop.1030 on January 8, 2011 - 11:08am

Up and running in less than 5 minutes. No problems at all. This is really impressive. Apple gave up on ATV1. You guys and RemoteHD are keeping it alive.

I bought ATV2 mostly for Airplay. Now I can't wait to see what you guys come up with for that.

Submitted by esmonde on January 9, 2011 - 12:36pm

Pratik.

Thank you very much for offering the potential of bringing my original ATVs up to date.

However, I have the same problem I've always had with FireCore products.  They seem to put a lot of technical work into developing them, but almost none into explaining to non-technical users how to use them.

I've managed to get some pictures (all distorted) onto my TV via my ATV, some videos (OK) and failed miserably at other times with my iPhone telling me the video was playing through my ATV but nothing appearing on my TV.

PLEASE provide basic newbie instructions for using this update.

 

 

Submitted by dicx.2139 on January 9, 2011 - 3:11pm

These are digital copies provided with Blu-Ray movies. No go, other videos work but not these.

Submitted by Remote HD Support on January 9, 2011 - 5:59pm

Upgrading AppleTV software to 3.0.2 will fix the Photo streaming issue.

Or wait for a few more hours for the new Remote HD plugin, version 4.3.0 with all the fixes.

Submitted by Crimson on January 10, 2011 - 1:36am

Thank you! Now I don't have to buy the new AppleTV anytime soon.

 

Am I the only one having the wrong aspect ratio in airplaying the photos?

 

Any news about the audio streaming? I would love to airplay Spotify from iPhone to living room audio system via AppleTV.

Submitted by Anon on January 10, 2011 - 7:38am

hi there,
i've instaled hd remote on my flashed atv. Staming of videos from the ipod function of my iphone and movies from ipad are running flawlessly. but videoclips that have been taken directly from my iphone can't be streamed. Is that as it should be?
neither can videos on my Ipad in the picturefolder.( as mentioned above..the videos synchronised via itunes running well.
The streaming apps "streamtome" only recognize my airportexpress but not the atv.

Submitted by edwademd on January 11, 2011 - 10:53pm

I'm runnining version 4.3 of Remote HD and 4.2.1 on iPad. The video streams from Videos on my iPad to the ATV1 but when I try to stream audio through iTunes the ATV does not show up as a device. Also, when I try to play slideshows from my Photo library of iPad the ATV1 dows show up as device and the iPad displays "Slideshow is playing on your Apple TV" but the Apple TV display remains unchanged on the menu screen it was previously on. Lastly I can't even get individual photos to play on the ATV1 from the iPad.

 

No music, no photos, no slideshows, only video streams from iPad. Am I missing something or are these features son to be added?

Submitted by Remote HD Support on January 12, 2011 - 12:29pm

Now on video:

http://bit.ly/AirPlayVideo

 

Submitted by Anon on January 15, 2011 - 9:51am

Any idea when audio streaming to original atv might be available?

Submitted by edwademd on January 16, 2011 - 1:34pm

It would be great if it worked as advertised!

Submitted by edwademd on January 16, 2011 - 1:39pm

I updated my ATV1 Software and reinstalled the latest version of aTV Flash. Under the Install Plugins I have Remote HD installed. Now under Manage Plugins there is no option to update Remote HD because I have 4.3.0. I STILL cannot stream iTunes, photos, or slideshows to my ATV.